Death Cafe profile for Barb

Location: United States

About Barb:

Have worked with hospice in CA.  having experienced the death of a 17 yr old grandchild, 28 yr. old son-in-law, parents who passed at 45 & 57, and my spouse of 50 yrs.  I feel that the need for talk about death is so important for all, as it is as much a part of life as birth. However we will be hosting a death cafe  at a 60+ center and our initial feedback has been truly enc

What brings you to Death Cafe?

Rememberig one family I worked with in hospice where the daughter & her wanted so much to talk about death, but the mom, who was the patient refused.  For me this was a poweful reminder of the need for open discussion in response to the fact that we are all going to die.

What would you like your legacy to be?

Know me while I'm with you my children, remember me when I pass, for with the memories I remain with you.

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Barb's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Newport Death Cafe

Posted by Barb on Jan. 12, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

With Newport 60+ Activity Center

Jan. 13, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (PST)

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Practitioners question: facilitators role

Posted by Barb on July 28, 2017, 3:09 p.m. 6 comments

Is it improper for a facilitator is participate in any way to contribute to the group conversation?  We had a small group and some facilitators shared their thoughts as well with the group.  There was feedback later amongst the facilitators as to how this should be handled?  Your thoughts would ...

Death Cafe: Newport Death Cafe

Posted by Barb on July 28, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

With Newport's 60+ Activity Center

Sept. 15, 2017, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (PST)


This is our 3rd quarter for the Death Cafe.  The first 2 were held during the day; in order to invite more individuals, we are holding the cafe in the ...

Death Cafe: Newport Death Cafe

Posted by Barb on Feb. 13, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

With Newport's 60+ Activity Center

March 8, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Pacific )


A death cafe has never been available in this area.  Numerous educational classes are available, but none pertaining to a subject that faces our mortality so directly and with grace ...

Practitioners question: first cafe

Posted by Barb on Dec. 1, 2016, 12:59 p.m.

Was introduced to this first at an IONS conference years ago but until recently hadn't thought more about it. Being active at a 60+ Activity Center, the director asked if any had heard of it and if they would be willing to host one there.  I am asking the ...

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